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Bell’s Palsy following acupuncture treatment – a case report
  1. Palle Rosted, consultant acupuncturist and senior lecturer1,
  2. David R Woolley, dental practitioner2
  1. 1
    Sheffield University, UK
  2. 2
    Bedford, UK
  1. prosted{at}


A case of Bell’s palsy after acupuncture is presented. It concerns a healthy 47 year old man who developed Bell’s palsy less than 24 hours after local acupuncture treatment for temporomandibular dysfunction. The Bell’s palsy recovered within two weeks, and may have been caused by a haematoma around the facial nerve.

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